Pole To Pole

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Orion, May 27, 2010 - Travel - 336 pages
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The cracked and fissured ice-pack offers no comfortable reassurance - no glimmer of any reward to the traveller who has made his way to the top of the world. The Arctic Ocean, known to the Victorians as the Sea of Ancient Ice, stares balefully back as we descend towards it, reflecting nothing but the question: Why?' Michael Palin's adventure begins when he is enrolled in the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society... Travelling by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, Michael Palin experiences every extreme the world has to offer. Braving the cold grip of the Arctic Circle, and the swirling snowstorms of Spitsbergen, Palin has to cope with friendly locals, occasional gunfire and his own unruly digestive system before he can finally stand in Scott's shoes at the South Pole, in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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Having seen the series many years ago, I knew the plot. - Goodreads
this is the way travel writing should be. - Goodreads
Suffice it to say, this is travel writing at its best. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

Having seen the series many years ago, I knew the plot. However, this was wonderful to listen too, especially as Michael Palin does the narration. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Palin does a good job of turning his travel diary into a narrative. Far more than just a transcript of the TV series script. In fact not that at all - this stands alone. The TV series just pops up now and then. A good read and I will seek out more of his works. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. A self-confessed dromomaniac (travel addict), he has written books to accompany his highly successful travel series, and is a regular No.1 Sunday Times bestseller.

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